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Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Wins Statewide Award for Newsletter Excellence and Excellence in Programs

December 7, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Wins Statewide Award for Newsletter Excellence and Excellence in Programs
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Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ILNRC) has been selected for 1st place recognition in the 2015 D. A. “Woody” Brown Community Involvement Award for Facility Newsletter for excellence in producing a nursing facility or assisted living facility newsletter. In addition to the first place newsletter award ILNRC was selected for 2nd place recognition in the 2015 D. A. “Woody” Brown Community Involvement Award for excellence in celebrating National Nursing Home Week (NNHW) and National Assisted Living Week (NALW). The Virginia Health Care Association (VHCA) and the Virginia Center for Assisted Living (VCAL) present these awards annually in recognition of outstanding efforts of members of VHCA/VCAL. … Continue Reading

Purcellville’s First Chick-fil-A Restaurant Opens

December 2, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Purcellville’s First Chick-fil-A Restaurant Opens
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The Chick-fil-A restaurant chain has opened its first restaurant in Purcellville. The new restaurant is located at 165 Purcellville Gateway Drive. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., serving a full breakfast menu until 10:30 a.m.

The Chick-fil-A sandwich remains the centerpiece of the menu as the chain has grown to more than 1,948 restaurants in 42 states and Washington D.C.

Showcasing the chain’s newest interior and kitchen design, the restaurant can seat 132 in the dining room with additional outside patio seating. The restaurant features an upgraded, Heritage-designed look that includes subway tile and metals in a variety of finishes and patinas, all complimented by an abundance of windows allowing in plenty of natural light. … Continue Reading

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Abound at “Re-Love It” In Purcellville

December 2, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Ugly Christmas Sweaters Abound at “Re-Love It” In Purcellville
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Store owners, Michael Oaks and Kimberly Patterson, of Purcellville’s “Re-Love It” have amassed possibly the largest selection of Ugly Christmas sweaters for sale in one location for the entire Greater Washington D.C. area. You know, the ones your grandmother wore in the day!

“I began buying ugly Christmas sweaters the day after Christmas last year because the demand was so high. Last year people from all over Virginia, D.C. and Maryland came here to get sweaters for the ugly Christmas sweater parties being held in their offices and homes. They want them and we’ve got them. It is the hottest fad for holiday parties right now,” said Oaks.

Re-Love It has already sold hundreds of approximately 2,300 sweaters since the first week of November. There are “Ugly Christmas Sweater Runs” across the nation and this year December 18 is national “Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.” … Continue Reading

Piper Dan’s Keltic Shoppe Carries Western Attire, Too

December 2, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Piper Dan’s Keltic Shoppe Carries Western Attire, Too
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Piper Dan’s Keltic Shoppe, located at 109 E. Main Street in Purcellville, offers an extensive line of Western attire in addition to its Irish and Scottish imports. The section of the store, Katie’s Country Outfitters, features the Tony Lama, Corral and Lucchese apparel brands, as well as American Rebel Boots, Stetson and Bullhide Hats, Montana Silversmiths Jewelry, and Scully Leather and Western Wear.
Mary Brady Shea Knight and her family have spent the past year transforming the back of the shop into a Western mode with authentic barn board, wood floors and country music. Knight urges her customers to realize their dreams of becoming “the Celtic Cowboy” in a one-stop shopping trip. “I like to think of it as Western Ireland,” she said. … Continue Reading

FOCUS ON: CLIMATIC Heating & Cooling, Inc.

November 4, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on FOCUS ON: CLIMATIC Heating & Cooling, Inc.
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Our Family has been caring for your Comfort for more than 20 years! We are committed to providing superior customer service to our clients with honesty, integrity and professionalism. Specialized in designing installing, and servicing complete comfort systems for owners of existing homes and buildings just like yours.

Based in Middleburg, Virginia, we employ highly trained people whose goal is to make our company the best service company in Northern Virginia.

From Left is Sonny Swann, Vice President holding his son, and Harold Kemp, President and Founder, www.ClimaticVa.com, 703-779-7455, 540-687-4676.

Platinum Group Real Estate Team Partners Opens in New Location

October 4, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Platinum Group Real Estate Team Partners Opens in New Location
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Introducing, Platinum Group Real Estate with Pearson Smith Realty- owned by Loudoun County real estate veterans, Vicky Noufal and Karen Wenner Cooper, this dynamic team brings many years of full-time, dedicated experience in the Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax, Clarke and Frederick county markets. The team is comprised of Realtors Jodi Spelbring, Sharon Wilson, Holly Grate, Claudette Smith, Chrisie Pekala and Jeanne Kelly and is supported by operations coordinator, Jeni Spagnoli and marketing director, Dee Simmons.

With an eye for detail, the team’s focus is on providing innovative marketing for sellers and hands-on service for buyers. Visit the Platinum Group Real Estate team at their new Leesburg location at 1507 Dodona Terrace, Suite 100 in the Village at Leesburg. Go to GoPlatinumGroup.com, e-mail Info@GoPlatinumGroup.com or call 703-999-3601 to learn more.

Kidtime Christian Academy Opens Doors

September 3, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Kidtime Christian Academy Opens Doors
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Kidtime Christian Academy, a new preschool and after school care preschool in Hamilton, is now open and enrolling for preschool and after school care. To celebrate its grand opening, the school is offering free registration and five percent off of full or part time preschool tuition. The academy is in the former Hamilton Rescue Squad located at 71N Laycock St.

Michelle Piteira, the founder and president, saw that the building had great potential to support the growing need for quality childcare in western Loudoun but realized that it would require a lot of work and a large investment to transform it to a new state-of-the-art preschool.

“It’s been a long journey, but after two long years, we persevered through the challenges to transform and bring new life and purpose to this historic building,” said Piteira. Their doors opened in early August. … Continue Reading

Donated Vehicles To Help Wounded Veterans

September 3, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Donated Vehicles To Help Wounded Veterans
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Sgt. (Ret.) Matthew Pennington, a U.S. Army veteran who lost his left leg and incurred severe damage to his right leg while serving in Iraq, is one of many representatives of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes,who will now have access to a newly refurbished wheelchair-accessible van donated as part of Caliber Collision’s Recycled RidesTM program.

Recycled Rides is a nationwide program of the National Auto Body Council in which collision industry businesses – repair facilities, insurance companies, parts and material suppliers – team up to repair and donate vehicles to nonprofit service organizations and individuals in need. Caliber Collision associates at the Burke, Va., location volunteered their personal time to refurbish the van provided by 1-800 Charity Cars.

For many wounded veterans like Pennington, transportation is a major obstacle as they adapt to their injuries and assimilate back into the civilian workforce. … Continue Reading

Renowned Breast Surgeon Joins Loudoun Medical Group

September 1, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Renowned Breast Surgeon Joins Loudoun Medical Group
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Loudoun Medical Group is proud to announce the addition of Virginia Chiantella, MD, FACS, to its expansive group of quality health care providers in Northern Virginia. Dr. Chiantella and staff will join LMG Sept.1.

“On behalf of the entire board and staff, I want to welcome Dr. Chiantella and staff to Loudoun Medical Group,” said Mary Beth Tamasy, Chief Executive Officer of Loudoun Medical Group. “The addition of this practice strengthens Loudoun Medical Group as it adds to our outstanding group of women’s health providers and surgeons.” … Continue Reading

Inova Urgent Care Has Moved

August 15, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Inova Urgent Care Has Moved
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The Inova Urgent Care – Purcellville and Inova Primary Care – Purcellville has moved to 740 East Main Street in Purcellville. The new hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The following services are still being offered: treatment for common/minor illness or injury; minor allergic reactions; cough, sore throat; treatment for work-related injuries; physical exams camp, sport, school or pre-employment; and flu shots.

For more information on the Inova Urgent Care Center – Purcellville and Inova Primary Care call 540-338-4995.

Loudoun B&B Guild Welcomes Two New Members

August 7, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Loudoun B&B Guild Welcomes Two New Members
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Two new establishments have joined the Loudoun County Bed & Breakfast Guild, Airwell Bed and Breakfast – newly opened in Purcellville, and The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards in Hamilton.

The Airwell B&B – featuring two cottages with one bedroom each – includes the former art studio of Lucien Powell, one of the 20th Century’s most renowned landscape painters. The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards, located just off of Route 7 in the historic town of Hamilton is one of the guild’s new fun partners. It features 10 acres surrounding a restored hundred and five-year-old stone and wood dairy barn, which has been transformed into a tasting room.

The new additions bring the guild to 23 full members, and 21 fun partners.

Loudoun Medical Group Celebrates 15 Years

August 6, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on Loudoun Medical Group Celebrates 15 Years
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Loudoun Medical Group celebrated its 15th anniversary on June 2. As the area’s largest multispecialty medical group, LMG provides care to more than half a million patients each year and employs more than 1,000 people.

Founded by 13 original physician groups – including Ashburn Pediatrics; Dr. Linda Coleman’s practice; Corporate Health Center; Dr. G. Neil Foster’s practice; Dr. Virginia Hackenberg’s practice; Leesburg Sterling Family Practice; Sterling Family Practice; Loudoun Dermatology; Loudoun Internal Medicine Associates; Loudoun Pediatric Associates; Potomac Family Practice and The Urology Group – LMG has expanded to include 67 practices in 95 locations. LMG spans a region of 70 miles west to east from Berryville to Old Town Alexandria and 60 miles north to south from Lovettsville to Manassas. … Continue Reading

B&B Guild Helps History

July 1, 2015 Business, News Comments Off on B&B Guild Helps History
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The Loudoun County Bed and Breakfast Guild has announced that the guild has joined The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising national and international awareness of the history in the region from Gettysburg, Pa., to Charlottesville, Va. The JTHG has build a strong network of 350 local, regional and national partnering organizations to develop a common vision to brand and enhance the scenic, historic, recreational, cultural and natural resources of the region. The JTHG has collaboratively created a National Heritage Area as designated by the United States Congress and signed into law by President Bush in 2008.

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Columns

The Holocene Climate

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(Public Input Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, 7 March, 2017) Figure 1 shows the climate variation over the last million years. The low points on the curve correspond to ice ages when glaciers up to a mile thick covered New …

Choosing To Forgive

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel “Truly forgiving is the ability to say, ‘Thank you for giving me that experience.’” James Arthur Ray vaulted into fame on the Oprah Winfrey Show back in the mid-2000’s. Stunned hearing these words while watching The Rise and …

Five Key Retirement Questions

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Beyond asking yourself where you see yourself and even what your lifelong goal are, effective retirement and longevity planning begs some very big questions. Review the points below and consider how housing, transportation and health considerations all play a role …

Work Woes

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By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, I’m a manager at a large tech company and my boss has directed me to fire someone on my team, but as a Christian, I just can’t do it. It’s true that the employee …

Joy or Suffering

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By Mary Rose Lunde No one likes to suffer. When given the chance, many people would choose to laugh rather than cry, to sit in silence with their friends rather than talk through their feelings, because not even their friends …

Wage Radio

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I will always remember – very fondly – the first time I ever set foot on the property at 711 Wage Drive Southwest in Leesburg, Virginia. It was a warm, sunny July morning in 1997, and I’d driven all the …

Speaking Truth to Power

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“With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.” Abraham Lincoln On Thursday evening, February 23, I requested the Board of Supervisors pass a proclamation resolving to support the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22 [1]. …

Student News

Congratulations, Class of 2016

6 Jul 2016

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Woodgrove High School’s Class Of 2016 Graduation – By Amanda Clark On June 16, Woodgrove’s Class of 2016 was the 5th graduating class to walk the stage and accept their diploma. The ceremony was filled with anticipation as the chorus, …

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Buckland Earns Degree In Medicine

6 Jul 2016

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Molly Buckland, D.O., graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine on May 28. While at WVSOM, Dr. Buckland received the Dr. Roland P. Sharp President’s Award and the James R. …

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Adams Promoted To Lieutenant

6 Jul 2016

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Lt. James Adams, from Sterling and a Potomac Falls Halls Graduate, earned the promotion to the rank of Lieutenant. Adams is a Navy Week and Executive Outreach Planner for the Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee. U.S. Navy …

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LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV

LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV
March 4, 2017

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event
March 5, 2017
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Wine & Chili Weekend

Wine & Chili Weekend
March 19, 2017

Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale

Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale
March 20, 2017 March 21, 2017 March 22, 2017 March 23, 2017 March 24, 2017

March Fourth Friday

March Fourth Friday
March 25, 2017 March 26, 2017

Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch
March 27, 2017 March 28, 2017 March 29, 2017 March 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 April 1, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting

Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event
April 2, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater, “One Slight Hitch”

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Lifestyle

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center Presents STEM Career Fair March 28

16 Mar 2017

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Anyone interested in a career in the rapidly growing field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is encouraged to attend an upcoming STEM Career Fair in Loudoun. The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center, in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)’s Loudoun campus and NOVA SySTEMic Solutions, is holding a STEM Career Fair Tuesday, March 28, from 1:00 to 4:00 …

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Keep Loudoun Beautiful—Greater Lovettsville Area Volunteers Needed

16 Mar 2017

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The Keep Loudoun Beautiful spring clean-up takes place the entire month of April and greater Lovettsville needs volunteers. Bags, vests, gloves and grabbers are available at the Lovettsville Community Center during normal business hours, Monday-Friday. This is a great group or individual activity that can be scheduled around your availability. E-mail Lovettsville Area Leader, Laura Lieberman, for details and to …

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National Awkward Moments Day

8 Mar 2017

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?Laughing at Yourself Is the Best Medicine No one knows who invented National Awkward Moments Day, Saturday, March 18. That’s no surprise, since it probably came about as the result of one stunningly awkward moment that the owner of that moment was hoping to forget. We surveyed our readers and friends to ask them about their most awkward moments, sharing …

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Editorial

Priscilla Nabs Plum Planning Commission Post

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Appointment Shocks Many On January 3 Supervisor Tony R. Buffington Jr. (R-Blue Ridge) nominated Tom Priscilla for the Loudoun County Planning Commission to represent the Blue Ridge District. Priscilla was …

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Opinion: Terrorism, Debt, and China: Oh My!

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– By Nick Reid world can be a very dangerous place sometimes, especially for a nation state such as the United States. Although danger is always present, the number and …

Metro Money Mess Pushing West

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– By Delegate Dave LaRock (R-33rd) A local paper recently quoted Loudoun Board Chair Phyllis Randall as saying that in her observation “some of the concerns raised by the people …

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Why Williams Gap Road Should Not Be Paved

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Today, most residents of Loudoun County know nothing about Williams Gap, even those living on Williams Gap Road (Route 711). Knowing who “Williams” was, why a gap in the Blue …

Vote No To the Minor Special Exception

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We are a group of Loudoun County citizens who will be adversely affected if the board grants a special exception for the Catesby Farm property at your upcoming meeting. You …

View From the Ridge

Broken Promises, Hidden by a Six-Foot Berm

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By Andrea Gaines On August 9, 1825 at the age of 69, French military officer the Marquis de Lafayette was honored in Leesburg by former President James Monroe. The French-born …

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Protecting Free Speech

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By Dave LaRock (R-33) As elected officials and members of the legislature, our most fundamental responsibility is to protect God-given constitutionally protected rights. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the government, including governmental public colleges and universities, from infringing on free speech and the free exercise of …

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Walbridge To Run for State Delegate in the 33rd District

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Tia Walbridge announces her run for the District 33 seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Walbridge is a wife and mother of two daughters and an active member of the Round Hill community. “Like many people in our district, my family has found its prosperity in a Virginia-based small …

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Office Building on Capitol Square To Be Named After Civil Rights Pioneer Barbara Johns

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Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the newly renovated state building located at 202 N. 9th Street on Capitol Square in Richmond (currently known as the 9th Street Office Building) will bear the name of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns. The building, which reopened last year, houses the Virginia Attorney General’s …

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Sports

Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

8 Mar 2017

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The Loudoun Valley Vikings are the boy’s runner-up at the VHSL 4A State Indoor Track and Field Championships at Roanoke College.  During the 2015-2016 school year, the Loudoun County School Board approved Indoor Track and Field as a Tier 2 (self-funded) sport.  The seven boys competing scored 48 points, second …

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WLVBC U14 Boys Finish 3rd at VA Beach Event

23 Feb 2017

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The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club’s U14 Boys Team garnered 3rd place in their first travel tournament of 2017, the Virginia Beach Invitational. This event was held Feb. 18-19 and featured more than 24 teams from the U14 to U18 age group. The team was second on their net on day …

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